Saturday, January 30, 2010

Highlights from Paris- Part 2

Can you ask for anything better then salted caramel coffee and assorted macaroons at Laduree'.


How about a collection of mirrors by Lin Vautrin?



Or a carved fountain depicting Janus, the god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings, and endings.




Stroll along the Seine anyone?


Detail of wallpaper at Laduree'

What would be your favorite?

12 comments:

Blue said...

Oh, I think the stroll along the Seine would be my favourite, with my lover beside me - as we have done many a time, though we'd probably head to Ladurée afterwards.

Scott Fazzini said...

Well, first of all the photos are beautiful! Little Edie Beale mentions that she'd be happy in any old rats hole, any rats nest as long as it were in NYC.... well, I would gladly live in a rats hole in Paris. I'd pack my bags and move today!

Thanks for sharing!

Picture of Elegance said...

All of the above. Sounds like heaven.

Lesley said...

I'll have the lot!

Best Wishes

Robert

Diane Dorrans Saeks said...

Michael-

WONDERFUL EVOCATION...of Paris, of Camondo, of interiors, antiques and macaroons.

I can't believe you ordered only four! I trust you brought a box to eat at home...note that they keep for ages.
I keep boxes of Laduree...and treat myself to a dreamy Proustian delight every so often.
Next time try the ORANGE FLOWER (Fleurs d'Oranger) macaroons...they are exquisite.
cheers, DIANE
www.thestylesaloniste.com

lindaraxa said...

No doubt, Laduree... alone or in good company!

GRAYSONFAVOUR said...

Oh the Heaven of Laduree!!!
Almost as good but not the same...Mariage Freres
Little Edie had not been to Paris when she made that comment.

Janet said...

I'll take all of the above, please.

Theresa Cheek said...

what an excellent blog! I feel at home....the hand blocked wallpaper panels are exquisite!

Lord Cowell said...

Your B&W photo of the Seine conjures up that nostalgic feeling of Romance in Paris. I hope you had a fantastic time, no doubt paying much attention to the architecture. Do you plan to paint any of the buildings you saw? David.

Kathy said...

Paris at it's best, your photos take me there. Kathy.

Michael Hampton said...

I found a charming fountain tucked away in a dead end alley in the Marais. Working on the under-drawing as we speak.